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majorities sensible and strengthening the current gun laws. what they support, 82% of gun owners, 72% of members actually support universal background checks. we are trying to keep guns and weapons out of the hands of dangerous people, criminals, and the seriously mentally ill. when you talk to people in west virginia, gun owners themselves want to be able to have guns in their homes. they also want to ensure that those guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them. the other constituency that is important is law enforcement. they are unanimous in their support for assault weapon ban for capacity magazines and closing loopholes. host: gun control could split obama, reid. they say backing restrictions could hurt the senate leader and other democrats. this story points out that for some democrats up for reelection, supporting the president will be treacherous terrain. they go on to talk about facing reelection battles in states where gun control is politically unpopular making potential votes on the proposals problematic. what might the strategy be at your organiza
dennis sweeney will decide if leopold broke the law by using members of his security detail for personal and political duties. tomorrow, the defense will make a motion for a judgment of acquittal. the judge will decide the case will end or continue. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> opening statements are set to begin tomorrow in the case of the murder of teenager phylicia barnes. the work of prosecutors may have gone much harder today because of the troubles of the lead detective in the case. jayne miller is live at the circuit court downtown. the judge today ruled that detective daniel nichols and can be questioned about whether he lied in the investigation of his own conduct. the troubles of baltimore detective daniel nichols on-air a full-blown subplot in the murder of phylicia barnes. the judge in the case ruled that he can be questioned about whether he told the truth last year when he allegedly headed up a rope search for his daughter when she ran away. he was suspended because of that incident and revealed today new details of the law he may have broken. according to an investigat
your wallet. and after new york passed a sweeping new gun reform laws, the attorney general greg abbott is here to tell you norquist to move to the lone star state. they like guns there. plus, some of the top personal finance voices in the country altogether on this show. "the willis report" is on the case. ♪ gerri: well, we will get all of that in just a second. first, our top story. it's about to cost a whole lot more to use a credit card instead of cash. a big settlement between retailers and credit card companies means stores will start charging you extra every time you swipe your credit card. and this all begin sunday. up until now, retailers' pay that surcharge or slight fee to the credit card companies directly. now stores will be allowed to pass the extra cost on the you, like a tax. up to 4 percent of the total cost of whenever you're buying. with us now, consumer education president, smart credit dot com. the president of optimum capital management. great to have you both year. al start with you. what do you make of this? >> this is really bad news for consumers. we are alre
has just enacted one of the most inhumane laws in preventing americans from adopting russian children who clearly have -- are now deprived of an opportunity to have a better life. i don't think the status quo in syria is something we just need to have some more conversations about. i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. we know that a no-fly zone and we know the supply of arms so that they can defend themselves to counter the arms that are being provided by the iranians and the iranian revolutionary guard on the ground and there's no hundreds of thousands of refugees that are putting the strain on our allies. i've had a lot of conversations. we've had a lot of hearings. we haven't done anything. we've got, again, 60,000 dead and after 22 months and all i get, frankly, from the administration is the fall of assaad is, quote, inevitable. i agree. what about what happens in the meantime? i hope that you, and i know you are deeply concerned about that situation. it's terrible. it's heartbreaking. to meet a group of young women as i si
on gun laws, what kinds of guns are used, whether they're legal, what do you know at this point? >> reporter: well, we have been asking around as to whether or not this was a hand gun that was legally owned, legally purchased, what the background is on that gun. obviously there are agents that will handle that part of the investigation. i haven't been able to confirm anything on that end just yet. however, hand guns in the state of texas, you are legally allowed to carry a hand gun if you have the proper license and that sort of thing. however, just because you have that license doesn't mean you can carry guns on to a school campus. campuses and churches, there's a laundry list of places where you can't carry guns and school campuses are one of those. so as the sheriff here said in what i think was a school campus official said it's impossible to check the thousands and thousands of students that come through here, but in theory, this is not a place where you should have had a gun. >> all right, thank you very much. ed continues to work that story. as ed just mentioned, the texa
suit. they're basing the defense here on a colorado law that holds that unborn fetuses are not persons with legal rights. let me back that up again. the catholic institution, its defense, those fetuses weren't persons. you do not have to be a theologian at this point to see what you might consider some serious hypocrisy here. a total disconnect from the catholic doctrine that maintains life begins at the stage of conception. where does that leave you legally? joe jackson. i don't know if legally it leaves us anywhere but it sure is a talking point. >> it really is because it's a distinction between what's morally right and legally right. here world series's what you have the catholic teachings and faith and conception, with respect life, we want you to bear life, we want you to have this -- you know, a fetus should be respected. now you have the lawyers saying, look, colorado's wrongful death statute, which protects, you know, people, right? that's the argument. people against negligence, which causes their death, the issue becomes should that unborn fetus be entitled to the legal prot
overall there have been no new gun control bills signed into law. the last was in 1949, assault weapons ban supported by carter, reagan and ford and clinton. that expired after a decade. now it may change. senator dianne feinstein is leading the charge with a new bill she introduced at a press conference today. >> of some us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> john: the bill would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture or importation of 157 types of assault weapons currently available for purchase by civilians and ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. then there is what the bill doesn't do. >> it will not affect hunting or sporting firearms. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. >> john: and i'll take sound bytes fox news will never ever play for $5,0
trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disa pointing, but not surprising. the american people know gun ban dos not work. a sponsor of the proposed assault weapons ban, connecticut senator richard blumenthal next hour. what are the final battle lines? one has been eliminated. women are no longer banned from combat units. leon panetta issued the order in the last 30 minutes. >> therefore today general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to serve. >> eliminating the ban will take time and the assessment phase. each branch will examine all the jobs and units not accepting women and then produce a timeline for integration. every three months, service leaders will have to check on their progress and if it's found they are not suited for a unit, an exemption may be sought. one part of the air force, they have been side by side, fighting on the ground for more than a decade. >> this is tech sergeant andre
family for something like six months, but we know that she had had previous run-ins with the law. one assault charge against her. two restraining orders against her. but her attorney says, none of that has anything to do with the way she cared for this baby. listen. >> she is very experienced. never, a child or been alleged to have hurt a child. she would never hurt a child. >> but prosecutors say that this particular baby, one-year-old, had serious head injuries, internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, and several broken bones, shep. >> some of our viewers will remember the case of louise woodward in 1997, a british case. >> a lot of parallels here, not the least of which it took place in the boston area. lewis woodward was a teenage nanny. she was carrying for eight-month-old matthew ethan. very similar injuries. subdural hematoma was the technical word for the internal bleeding in the brain. lewis wood wavered was found guilty of second degree murder. she appeales that. the conviction was lessened to involuntary man slaughter, and she ultimately was released on time served, which was 279
to the rule of law and to see yourself as servants of people of the nation. we did not do that to the degree that we needed to, i think. i believe he focused exclusively on technical. -- i believe we focused exclusively on technical. there are other countries across the continent and across the globe where we have enduring relationships where the military has performed admirably when the nation has been stressed. tunisia comes to mind as an example as a place where the military was under great pressure, but performed very effectively during the revolution. there is a lot to be learned from that. from the head quarters location , it was practical to be frank. the facilities were right there. it made sense to operate from germany where we are today in good facilities with good access to africa through the civilian air force that are in europe. it keeps us in generally the same time zones as our africa partners. it is a good location for us to operate. there was early on consideration of the command headquarters relocated somewhere in africa. we are no longer considering that. where we are is t
anders, senior legislative council at the american civil liberties union. the a.c.l.u. has filed law-suits against the government challenging the legal basis for the drone program. welcome to both of you. i want to start, seth, with the effectiveness question. how effective are drones strikes? >> i think on the one hand, drones have been effective in taking off the battle field several individuals that have been actively involved in plotting attacks against the u.s. homeland. all of them plotting active attacks and the drone strikes severely disrupted those attacks. i would also say, though, that they are not sufficient. strikes in and of themselves don't hold territory. they don't deal with the root causes of terrorism. so one should never argue-- or it would be incorrect to argue that they are sufficient to ending how terrorist dwriewps operate orinding terrorism. >> brown: do you dispute the effectiveness in taking out some of the top leaders? >> the truth is that no one really knows exactly what's going on with their effectiveness or not because this is a program that has been wr
are unrelated. no arrests have been made in either case. >>> hundreds of guns are now in the hands of law enforcement after being turned in by their owners. 680 firearms were turned in at a gun buyback. congresswoman jackie spears says every gun turned one less life lost. >> there will be a debate this year on whether or not every person or any person should be allowed to have an assault weapon. >> some of the audience says gun control is not the answer. >>> a new magazine interview with president obama might surprise gun control advocates. coming up in ten minutes why those advocates need to listen more. >>> president answers the question about whether or not he has ever fired a gun. >>> in over night news a car speeding from police went the wrong way on interstate 880 in hayward. they spotted the vehicle driving sporadically. they tried to flag him down but he took off. the driver crashed head on into another vehicle. >> the sheriffs department did continue their pursuit of the vehicle. a few minutes later the vehicle was involved in a collision as it tried to exit here. slided head on
on the parade and how long enforcement--law enforcement will be heavy on patrol when the kron 4 morning news continues >> the san francisco 49ers are busy practicing as we are just 10 days away from the superbowl. >> they hit the field yesterday of a lot of players said they still sore from sunday's game but had they will be ready to come superbowl sunday. >> for the first time since their nfc championship win over the lance the falcons the niners to practice field yesterday. we ask the players what the block room by dislike about playing in the so-called harbaugh bowl. >> he talked about we're playing the ravens not his brother. >> good food. i am going down there to eat. >> colin kaepernick did not speak at practice but we will talk with him later today. he will have media availability. we will let you know what is on his mind that today. >> san francisco city leaders are already making plans for a super bowl sunday. what they do not want a repeat of the chaos that occurred in some neighborhoods after the giants won the world series. the mayor says, law enforcement leaders are meeting with
court is overturned. an indiana law that bans them from using social network like facebook and twitter. a three-judge panel said yesterday the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> and "the washington post" finds it's never too late to quit smoking. they typically lose about a decade of life expectancy. but a new study found that those who quit by 35 to 44 gained back nine years. >>> and "the san francisco chronicle" reports that scientists have created scientific resis stent skills. thn this national weather report sponsored by the makers of zyrteg. zyrtec, love the air. >>> new york city police open fire on a suspected killer, hitting nine innocent bystanders. one of the victims now says it's time for the city to pay her for her pain. >>> and farmers feel the heat as hay supplies dry up, making them a target for feed. >> pretty much just anybody's caught out in the pasture now, they're met with a rifle. >> we'll show you why a texas sheriff is counting on a high-tech solution on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by h&r block. come se
is without exception probably one of the best guys that ever came out of the law swat school and that's why he's in this unit now. >>are you sure you made the right choice? >>absolutely, i know i've made the right choice. to have the camaraderie, the teamwork, the ability to work out and train on a regular basis, and just have that trust in your fellow man. i know i've made the right choice joining this band of brothers. (vo)the rookie is soon back under pressure. he's been asked by stadium officials to throw a t-shirt into the crowd. let's hope he does a better job than with his flash-bang. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. good to see you today. it is thursday, january 24. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv this thursday morning. bringing you the news of the day. from our nation's capital and our studio here on capitol hill, from around the country and around the globe. and big news today in his final act as defense secretary leon panetta will announce today he's lifting the ban on women serving in combat, a move that's long overdue, over 20,000 wom
york, which passed the strictest gun control law in the country, it was ranked fourth in the country by the british campaign, but it was also in the top-10 in terms of a firearm homicides in 2011 according to the fbi. in the meantime, north dakota was in the low range of it's firearm homicide rate. it has among the loosest gun laws in the country. the vice-president is treated -- traveling to richmond, virginia. he'll be joined by former governor and senator tim kane to discuss the obama administration's efforts to reduce gun violence. can -- tim ak -- kaine was the governor of virginia during the shootings at virginia tech back in 2007. also, there was an announcement yesterday by senator dianne feinstein, banning assault weapons. that is available on our web site at c-span.org. pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat. tom in ohio, what are your thoughts on all this? caller: there were some women suing the pentagon over the lack of being able to get into combat. the requirement for combat -- they are using that to be promoted. the good old boy network, if you do not want women t
. >> reporter: but the nra says law abiding citizens need the same technology criminals have. >> we have the right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california, and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as an assault weapons ban. that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we're growing to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the vice president's road trip begins tomorrow with a rally in virginia to promote gun control. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the senate judiciary committee will start holding hearings on control proposals coming up next wednesday. >>> stopping gu
. >>> a federal appeals court overturned an indiana law that banned sex offenders from using social networks like facebook and twitter. three-judge panel said theaid the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> the republican finds it's never too late to quit smoking. smokers typically lose about a decade of life expectancy but a new study found those who quit between ages 35 and 44 gain back nine of the years and those who quit before 35 gain back all ten years. >>> "the "san francisco chronicle"" say scientists created anti-hiv resistant pills for cells. >>> all right, we're starting out with plenty of clouds around the bay area some fog into the san jose area right now. some showers also showing up outside today so yeah, we're going to have a mixed bag throughout the day. know the a washout but you can see a -- not a washout but you can see a storm system bringing scattered showers in the south. throughout the day that will sweep further to the north. so a chance of scattered showers even as we head throughout the day today. 50s and low 60s for highs. a cha
stressful moments for the authorities. as a result, we have more than 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation
. outside the court today, his brother-in-law said in his body was proof of murder. >> we some marks on the left and right shoulder, he said. there was a cut on the forearm, and there were marks on his back. it seems he was trying to flee. we believe he was killed. >> the family is looking to the supreme court for answers and for justice. the government has already established a judicial commission to look into his death. a report is due in about 10 days or so. many here wonder if whenever it may be will actually come out. so the supreme court has now ordered its own investigation into the death of the official, saying there were widespread concerns that the inquiry would not be free and fair. bbc news, islamabad. >> now, to london, where the british prime minister, david cameron, talks about a choice about whether to leave the european union if his party wins the next election. it will be the first time in nearly 40 years for the british people to say whether they want to be in the eu or out. some were quick to criticize the move, saying it could block future risk. our correspondent
taken law and twisted it into something unimaginable. >> reporter: a flogging in a public square this month. this man's crime, he dared smoke a cigarette. islamist militants setting an example for the hundreds of thousands in mahli still living under their rule. they work as truck drivers when militants overran the town the men were thrown in prison accused of stealing. after three months he says the jailers dragged them from their cells by their feet, tied turbines around their wrists and began to hack off their hands. i prefer dying to being like this he says. my hand hurts. high heart hurts. i only have god to turn to. so the man says the pain was terrible. it was the only thing i could feel. now they say unable to earn a living and they wander from house to house, their lives, they say are over. he was a radio journalist who spoke out against punishment. each time they want to do something barbaric i put out a call to people on the radio and they responded he told us. i denounced them he said. he was brutally beaten by armed militants can and left to die. he escaped to the ca
serious for us in the aircraft. >> undercurrent maryland law it is not specifically illegal to shine a laser into an aircraft. the officers found that changed. they are now logging -- lobbying in annapolis to make it a misdemeanor subject to an arrest and fine. >> to make the public aware that this is no laughing matter. it is a serious issue. in fact, it could be an matter of life and death. in college park, abc 7 news. >> surprised it was not a lobby for. >> steve? >> are you ready for some changes? >> i am bracing myself. >> looking outside right now our skies are beginning to clear and temperatures slowly falling. it is 30 degrees at the airport. windchill factor a little bit colder than that. our highs today, nothing to complain about. 37. still below average what we normally see this time of year. temperatures in the middle 40's. our daylight hours are extending. we are gaining about 12 minutes a week as we move forward. 25 degrees this hour in alexandria after a high of 32. 25 in hagerstown. in northwest d.c., now at 27. their high today was just shy of the freezing mark. temp
of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the rule of law, and those who came here for a better life. >> anna, is this an idea whose time has come? >> i think so. i think it's been played strategically in a brilliant manner. marco rubio who is part of this gang of six in the senate. they've been working on this from day one after the election. i think they're ready to come out with something. i think you're going to see that marco rubio has laid a lot of the groundwork by selling these principles. he's gotten great enzorsment and support from one of the most right wing pun makers. now it's time to act upon it and grow it from there. it is basically the only thing happening in congress today, where there is a bipartisan movement on both chambers and both sides of the aisle. >> the election is a long time ago, i've been hearing this a long time ago. why wait? why haven't we heard anything from them? why are they waiting on a president? >> because timing is everything. you know what, if i were you, i wouldn't put money on them waiting on the president. the president's going to speak on
on rule of law. how are we going to do that? when you have 60% of the population under 30. 50% is under the age of 21. and it is growing. if they did not find jobs, if they deny get educated, if we do not do something, all of us at the end of the developed world, including china, russia, south korea, brazil, mexico, those developed countries that have the capacity will have to come together and about this. everybody is affected. i think that is a challenge for all of us. that is my response to a very big question that is a legitimate questions. we ought to sit down and work on this over the days ahead. >> thank you, mr. chairman. senator kerry tom hines thrilled to be here -- senator kerry, i am in built to be here. i cannot think of anyone better to continue the efforts of the current administration. thank you for being willing to take on this task. that may well in your family -- let me welcome your family. let me just say i look forward to casting level -- casting my vote in support of u.s. secretary of state and the also join the in defending the red sox and the patriots. >> finally
haven't heard anybody in law enforcement connect this -- that the same people responsible, he thinks, for benghazi then went on to that hostage situation in algeria. >>brian: one of the people dead are one of the people said to be in on the benghazi hit. dead in algeria. i don't know where they came from, but they actually perpetrated their crime in algeria. and there are direct links, it seems, among the terrorists, they went from libya maybe with guns, shuttled through qatar to the libyan rebels using those guns against our guys to make that massive hostage grab which resulted in a lot of carnage last week. >>steve: hillary rodham clinton yesterday mentioned that there was a connection. to answer the question, what difference does it make at this point, absolutely. if they would have known that they were terrorists right then, they could have started tracking them down. one of the other things was a couple of times she was complaining about the fact that, you know, essentially she was blaming the republicans. we don't have enough funding for the embassy security and stuff like that
and uphold our values through strength of arms and the rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east because our interests and our conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the magicalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes, tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. it is the star that g
, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. only on current tv. desmond tutu said a quote that is one of my favorite quotes. "we are tied together in a web of humanity. i am a person only through you. i can only be a person only through you." that really resonates me and drives my work. the world is becoming an incredibly connected place. mobile phones are really driving that connection. at kiva, we run an internet marketplace. people can lend to other people for the purpose of starting a or a variety of other good causes. you can go to kiva.org and you can see pictures and profiles of people from over sixty countries all across the world. you can lend them as little as $25. if they are successful, they will pay you back. dear rixi, you're a honduran immagrant. you're coming to the us, you have an idea to start, you know, a women's cosmetics store or a clothing store. you're going
is the response from the powerful gun organization. senator feinstein, trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. surprising b surprising and disappointing that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution. she will have a tough ditime getting this through the senate. i think you were talking about joe biden, the vice president, his outreach efforts, we'll see more from the president as you mentioned and grassroots operations from the obama campaign. they realize they will have to take their case to the people if they have any chance of getting the bills passed through congress. >> an interesting strategy. if they feel like it won't happen in congress if around congress, get a grassroots groundswell going. could be effective. thank you, paul. >>> a couple of minutes, we'll talk to richard feldman, president of the independent firearm owners association. a gun rights advocacy group. we'll talk to him about this proposal by senator feinstein. >>> first, other stories making news for thus morning. >>> we'll start in egypt, hundreds of protesters clashing wit
to end taxpayer funded bailouts once and for all. we also need cops on the beat to enforce the law. and that's why today i am nominating maryjo white to lead the securities and exchange commission and richard corduray to lead the financial protection bureau. this guy's bothering me. as a young girl, maryjo white was a big fan of the hardy boys. i was, too, by the way. >> good, good. >> as an adult, she's built a career they could only dream of. as a u.s. attorney in new york, she helped prosecute criminals and money launders. in the early 1990s, she brought down john gotti. and she brought to justice the terrorists responsible for bombing the world trade center and the american embassies in africa. so, i'd say that's a good run. you don't want to mess with maryjo. as a former chairman said, she does not intimidate easily. and that's important because she has a big job ahead of her. the s.e.c. played a critical role protecting the financial system in the worst of the financial crisis but there's much more work to be done to complete the task of reforming wall street and making sure
is why there is talk about changing immigration law, for example, and you have republicans pushing to find new ways to reach new constituencies and deal with the demographic problems that the republican party has. >> should he have been reaching out to the republicans, george will? >> well, the post partisan obama of 2008 gave his inaugural speech in 2009 and a couple weeks later passed the stimulus bill with no republican votes because it was simply a wish list of 30 years of democratic longing so i think it was a fairly perishable moment. to me, martha, the emblematic sentence from the speech was this "we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future." president lives in a parallel universe where a dollar spent on "a" can be spent on "b." no choices involved. for all the so list today, we're not investing in them, we're borrowing from them because conveniently they're not here and can't object. >> well, it wasn't just president obama who changed his tone and changed h
. but in california, you have to return the ring if the wedding is canceled, under law. >> i support that law. i also support for those wondering about lindsay lohan, she posted a shot of herself with max george. the boy band singer. apparently the two are now dating or fueling the rumors. >> they're doing something. >> so that will end peacefully together in marriage. >>> and we also have some news to get to. and if any of you want a photo of rob and i -- >> why would you? >> we've been asking for this since i started over a year ago, a picture of the two of us onset a glossy that we could autograph and send to you. they just arrived yesterday. just in time. >> our crack pr department got right on it and a year later, there it is. and that's early on. >> that was one of my first couple of days on the job. because my hair is still long. >> we should put it on ebay and donate that 25 cents to charity. >> it would be 26 cents. let's make it even. >> we'll be back. >> you want one? >>> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for (1ñ >>> this morning on "world news now," star studded, the c
live in l.a. with more now. william, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, bill. they say laws for are the law-abiding. background checks are supposed to stop what the government calls prohibitive possessers, illegal immigrants, adjudicated mentally ill and felons who face few penalties for it. maricopa county jail in phoenix, arizona. is it hard for a person with criminal record to get a gun? >> no. >> reporter: while washington debates back ground checks for law-abiding gun owners. where do criminals get their weapons. >> people usually go through other people to buy it. >> i say 95% off the street, crime guns. >> reporter: survey of 18,000 prison inmates found 40% get their guns off the street, 40% from friends and family. 4% from pawn shops. 1% from free markets and gun shows. >> got a second degree burglary charge. >> reporter: we asked inmates incarcerated primarily for robbery and burglary do guns detour crime. >> if you're trying to do something, bad or whatever, get away with them, obviously not going to deal with somebody who has a gun. >>> you don't know if someone h
.c. is the first law of nature and these members of congress that represent states that have folks that are against gun control. listen, american people are more astute when it comes to the second amendment and our rights to bear arms. should something be done about violence? yes. but by taking our guns away, and i'm one of the ones that believes in the second amendment that is not the answer. so harry reid, if you recall, was endorsed by the nra, harry reid voted against the assault ban in 2004 and got a b grade from the nra. so if i were giving the democrats any type of advice, they should not follow the president's liberal agenda on gun control. jon: -pt president doesn't have to run for office again. he's won re-election. he has four years to get done what he wants to do. we heard in the inaugural address that he seems to have moved -- well he seems to be pushing some more liberal positions than he espoused earlier. you have senators like tim johnson of south dakota. mark udall of colorado, maryland drew of lashes all of the democratic senators, all of them from states that do not favor increas
to be done with force, north korea says, not with words, as it, the united states, regards jungle law as the rule of its survival. so does this mean that north korea is going to start lobbying nuclear test missiles at the united states and, even more importantly, are they even capable of that? the truth is, last december, north korea had its most successful launch to state. it managed to carry a payload of 1300 pounds and travel about 6,000 miles or it is capable of that which would bring it to the coast of carolina. they say all they were trying to do was get a satellite into space. that's all this program was about. but intel general analysts say they don't believe it. they think the problem is, given time, north koreans could test enough and one day they could swap this out for a nuclear warhead. >> so if you combine, tom, that test with this latest message, does that mean that the u.s. will strike the mainland with a nuclear weapon? >> in a word, wolf, no, it does not. they really are profound. they have to look at the issue of re-entry. the simple fact that you can get a rocket l
rather have a trained person with a handgun in law enforcement before i turn that responsibility over to the principals or teachers. >> reporter: white house officials also say president obama plans to hit the road on his gun control measures. >>> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. >>> all right. for the people would have been asking for it and looking for it and waiting for, it here it is. snow finally arrives here in the d.c. region. good morning to you. it is thursday, january 24th. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let aget right to what you need to know. the federal government is take action due to the snow that has fallen overnight. >> it is open today but workers have the option of unscheduled leave or telework today but you must contact your supervisor if you plan to take either one of those. >>> there is one school closing to tell you about right now. stafford county, virginia public schools are closed today. there is a code two for employees and liberal leave is in effect. administrative offices will open at 10:00 a.m. >>
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